Breve historia del Colegio Universitario Bautista

El 27 de noviembre de 1979, delegados de 14 iglesias Bautistas independientes fundamentales se reunieron en el Conservatorio de Música de Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, con el propósito de dedicar el Colegio Universitario Bautista. Los 200 delegados pidieron la bendición de Dios sobre este proyecto que había estado en los corazones del comité ejecutivo por tres años.

El Colegio Universitario Bautista es un colegio Bautista fundamental e independiente organizado con la ayuda de iglesias Bautistas independientes y fundamentales de Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos. El Dr. Miguel A. Casillas, fundador y presidente del Colegio, es misionero y pastor de una vasta experiencia. El Colegio es guiado por una junta de síndicos compuesta de pastores y laicos de Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos.

El Colegio Universitario Bautista está diseñado para mitigar las necesidades espirituales, intelectuales y sociales de cada estudiante bajo la dirección de la Palabra de Dios, con la meta de producir resultados duraderos. El Colegio opera con lo que los estudiantes pagan por sus estudios y con la ayuda financiera de iglesias e individuos.

COMITÉ EJECUTIVO DEL CUB

Datos resaltantes en la historia del CUB

1970 PRBC begins as a Bible Institute offering evening courses towards a certificate in Bible.
1975 Dr. Gilbert Stenholm speaks at the first graduation of the Bible Institute.
1978 First annual island-wide Bible Conference sponsored by the Bible Institute.
1979 The Lord leads Dr. Mike Casillas and 3 other missionaries to convert the Bible Institute into Puerto Rico Baptist College. Later that year 14 independent fundamental Baptist churches meet with the purpose of dedicating the Puerto Rico Baptist College.
1980 First PRBC classes begin.
1984 First PRBC graduation. Ten students received degrees and diplomas in Bible, Pastoral Studies and Christian Education.
1985 PRBC welcomes its first foreign students, since then students from over 12 countries as well as from the US have received training at PRBC.
1986 Mrs. Beneth Jones speaks at PRBC’s first annual island-wide Ladies’ Jubilee.
1992 PRBC hires Suni Ponce on a full-time basis. He teaches a full load of classes and serves as counselor to the student body.
1995 Missionaries Ron and Kathy Burget join PRBC full-time. They both teach, fulfill various administrative roles and supervise the student dormitories.
1996 PRBC begins its English program to help train students from neighboring English-speaking islands as well as Hispanic immigrants from the mainland who have received their education in English but who speak Spanish at home and in church.
2001 First annual island-wide Men’s Retreat sponsored by PRBC.
2004 First PRBC yearbook is presented.
2006 Rev. Doug Cowan is elected President of the Board of Trustees. This new leadership is committed to the development of the ministry as the Lord provides.
2007 Missionaries Bryan and Karen Malik join PRBC full-time. Bryan serves on the faculty and in various administrative responsibilities. Karen teaches piano and accompanies the choir.